Toy: King Ghidorah (Trendmasters)


King Ghidorah

English Toy Title

Godzilla King of the Monsters: Godzilla vs. Ghidorah Collectible Figures King Ghidorah


Trading Card


11 centimeters


Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah



By: Joshua Reynolds (submission)

Yet another of Trendmasters original run of Toho's famous Godzilla line. Their three-inch scale King Ghidorah was able to be aquired many ways back in the day, namely in two packs with the monster king and in a 45th anniversary set released shortly afterward. King Ghidorah is one of the few original release monsters, alongside Mothra and Rodan, that did not receive a repaint in the limited 45th anniversary special color set. That sort of makes this review a bit easier to do.


Standing at 4.5 inches, King Ghidorah is rightfully a bit taller than the other monsters in the toy line. He's sculpted entirely of hard vinyl or rubber, with the wings being a bit softer and bendable. The heads are all sculpted separately and can be removed. The sculpt detail is surprisingly well done for such a smaller figure, with multitudes of overlapping scales etched into its hide.


Like other figures in this line, King Ghidorah sports no real limb articulation. However, the heads are all sculpted separately and be removed and rotated. The tail can also be removed, but its unable to rotate.


Depending on how you acquired the figure, you either got one of two trading cards or nothing at all. Unfortunately, I do not have either of these cards to showcase.


Ghidorah is sculpted in a dark gray color, but painted entirely in gold. The gold isn't bright, but instead dull. This makes this Ghidorah look more aged, as if he could be billions of years old. The mouth and eyes are painted deep red with the teeth and toe claws painted a cream color. A little shading here and there, and maybe some different shading on the wings, could have gone a long way.


A very simple, if not forgettable, release. King Ghidorah really doesn't stand out in the line up. The figure doesn't do anything overly wrong, but not right either. Some better shading on the figure could have really made it pop when put next to the likes of Trendmasters' SpaceGodzilla and Mothra from the same line up. However, I can't deny I didn't have untold hours of fun as a kid pretending Godzilla was blowing his heads off thanks to the way the toy handles the king's three necks.

**Below are bonus images of the figure.**

Rating: Star Rating